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Front Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGrays Peak (14,270 ft/4349 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesColorado
Area9,962 sq mi / 25,801 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent170 mi / 274 km North-South
97 mi / 156 km East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 29' N; 105° 30' W
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Map of Front Range
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Front Range.
Southern Rocky MountainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Park RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Wyoming RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Flat Tops AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Front RangeLevel 4
                 Northern Front RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 Rocky Mountain National Park AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Front RangeLevel 5 (Child)
                 South Park HillsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Rampart RangeLevel 5 (Child)
         Elk Range AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sawatch RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central Colorado RangesLevel 4 (Sibling)
         San Juan MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sangre de Cristo RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Front Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Grays Peak14,2704349Central Front Range
2.Torreys Peak14,2674349Central Front Range
3.Mount Evans14,2644348Central Front Range
4.West Evans14,2564345Central Front Range
5.Longs Peak14,2554345Rocky Mountain National Park Area
6.Pikes Peak14,1104301Rampart Range
7.Mount Bierstadt14,0604285Central Front Range
8.Mount Meeker13,9114240Rocky Mountain National Park Area
9.Mount Edwards13,8504221Central Front Range
10.Mount Spalding13,8424219Central Front Range
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Grays Peak14,2704349Central Front Range
2.Longs Peak14,2554345Rocky Mountain National Park Area
3.Pikes Peak14,1104301Rampart Range
4.Mount Richthofen12,9403944Northern Front Range
5.Waugh Mountain11,7103569South Park Hills



Photos of Peaks in the Front Range

Grays Peak
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Grays Peak from Torreys Peak, popular hikes in the Front Range of Colorado (2010-09-05). Photo by William Musser.
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Torreys Peak

Torreys Peak from nearby Grays Peak, 3 feet higher (1990-09-03).
Mount Evans
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From summit of Mount Evans, tracing traverse from the parking lot below to Mount Warren (at end of finger) then climbing Mount Spalding 13,842 feet left side of photo and around the lake to the summit (2012-09-08). Photo by William Musser.
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Longs Peak

A view of Longs Peak from the "boulder field" to the northeast. The Diamond is the sheer cliff on the left side of the peak (1994-07-12).
Pikes Peak
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The hail and snow was just starting to fall. (2012-08-10). Photo by Brian Talon.
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Mount Bierstadt
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Mount Evans gives a great view of nearby Mount Bierstadt (left background) and the connecting class 3 traverse over the sawtooth ridge (2012-09-08). Photo by Karen Musser.
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Mount Spalding
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The summit of Mount Spalding 13,482 feet on traverse around cirque to reach Mount Evans showing TH & parking lot behind lake and Mount Warren in the background (2012-09-08). Photo by William Musser.
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Square Top Mountain
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The view from the slope of Mt Bierstadt - Square Top Mountain (left) with Grays and Torreys in background (right) (2006-06-03). Photo by Rian Laub.
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Mount Sniktau
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Mount Sniktau, near Loveland Pass, Colorado (2010-09-04). Photo by William Musser.
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Shoshoni
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Shoshoni Peak from Pawnee Pass Trail (2010-08-06). Photo by Joseph Hirniak.
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